Worth the application price?

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Worth the application price?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:50 pm

Student at T2 Chicago School, GPA 3.6, Top 25~ percent (based on last year's numbers because ranks arent out yet).

Also unsure of Law Review/Secondary journal/Moot Court - no results on these yet.

Have solid letters of rec and a published paper.

Reason I want to transfer is to eventually make my way back to NYC post graduation (family/friends all located there).

Is it even worth the app money to apply to northwestern? Unable to apply to NY area schools due to personal reasons/inability to leave Chicago for next year.

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:53 pm

Yes, it's worth the cost of an application so that you do not create any lifelong regret by inaction. Better to let Northwestern decide whether or not to admit you as a transfer student than for you to deny yourself.

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:05 pm

OP Anon here.

More to the point... do I have any chance of actually being accepted?

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby sandwhich » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:28 pm

They took 5 from your school last year, so I'd say you at least have a shot. The median GPA for incoming transfers was a 3.56, which you're above (although that is not as informative as it seems because class rank matters much more than just GPA alone).

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby w7ldcard » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:33 pm

sandwhich wrote:They took 5 from your school last year, so I'd say you at least have a shot. The median GPA for incoming transfers was a 3.56, which you're above (although that is not as informative as it seems because class rank matters much more than just GPA alone).

Where do you find this transfer info?

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby sandwhich » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:35 pm

w7ldcard wrote:
sandwhich wrote:They took 5 from your school last year, so I'd say you at least have a shot. The median GPA for incoming transfers was a 3.56, which you're above (although that is not as informative as it seems because class rank matters much more than just GPA alone).

Where do you find this transfer info?


http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:06 pm

Can't say whether or not you'll be accepted because much depends upon the number & quality of transfer apps received & spaces available. Top 25% at a Tier 2 is borderline.

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby w7ldcard » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:07 pm

sandwhich wrote:
w7ldcard wrote:
sandwhich wrote:They took 5 from your school last year, so I'd say you at least have a shot. The median GPA for incoming transfers was a 3.56, which you're above (although that is not as informative as it seems because class rank matters much more than just GPA alone).

Where do you find this transfer info?


http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org



Perfect didn't realize the transfer info was on there also thanks!

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:33 pm

OP again.

Actually received ranks minutes after I posted this topic. Turns out that its top 20% (not much of a difference than 25%). Normally, I'd say T2/20% would have no shot, but because I'm already at a Chicago school, chances may be improved? At least thats my thinking.

I'll send the app.

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:36 pm

Worth a shot

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:48 pm

Danger Zone wrote:Worth a shot

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Re: Worth the application price?

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:51 pm

You have enough of a shot that it's worth applying so that you don't spend the rest of your life wondering 'what if?'




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